Posted on: January 16, 2008 1:36 pm

Mitchell Report, blah, blah blah

First off, let me say that I absolutely detest players who used steroids in order to gain advantage in sports. Steroids were developed to help people who suffer from medical conditions, not so that guys who have the privilege of playing a sport for a living can get better. I applaud the Hall of Fame for trying to take a stand against players who the believe used. Whether or not they succeed in keeping them all out will be seen, but it is a noble stand.

However, in baseball reporting it is getting a little tiring of the non-stop reporting of the mitchell report and it's repercussions. It's a classic case of journalism overkill. No on is creative enough or diligent enough to get off their butts and do some reporting, instead waiting for the next news piece to come over the AP that they can add their opinion and byline to. If there's some truly new piece of information concerning steroid use in baseball put it out there, but when the baseball pages of every single sports reporting website, (CBS, ESPN, Yahoo, MLB.com, SI, etc) are ninety percent consumed with the Mitchell report I think it's time for some real journalism.

I used to visit all of the aforementioned websites to obtain as much information as possible about baseball, anymore though, I can go to just one of them and receive all the same information. I know it's the off-season and all the big signings and trade are pretty much done, but still there are tons of things that could be covered instead of an over-reported, over-bisected, over-killed report, that deals almost entirely with events that transpired 2 or more years ago.

I for one, am ready to look forward to the future as baseball continues to toughen it's policies and testing procedures, and would appreciate it if a few journalists would do the same.

I feel much better now with that rant over Ahhhhhh

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